Man of the Century: The Life and Times of Pope John Paul II

By Jonathan Kwitny

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This award-winning book by a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal traces John Paul II's life from days in pre-war Poland when Karol Wojtyla, as he was known then, had to choose between the theater and priesthood, his support of the Polish Solidarity movement, his election to the church's highest office and his work afterwards.

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Eva Underground

Dandi Daley Mackall

In 1978, a high school senior is forced by her widowed father to move from their comfortable Chicago suburb to help with an underground education movement in communist Poland.

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The Cat Who Escaped from Steerage: A Bubbemeiser

By Evelyn Wilde Mayerson

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Living in the steerage section of a steamship bound for America, Chanah and her deaf cousin try to keep their newly found cat a secret.

Suggested for ages 8 - 12

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